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Santorini Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations
- The best places on Santorini for families: Fira, Oia, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Kamari, and Perissa.
- Fira is busy and lively. Firostefani and Imerovigli are quieter and walking distance from Fira. Oia is best for a stroller. Kamari and Perissa have the beach (but no caldera views).
- Booking.com is the best website for booking hotels in Santorini.
- Best Luxury Hotel for Families in Santorini: Villas at Aria – separate from the hotel suites, each have their own private jacuzzi, and you can still use the large pool at the hotel.
- Best Hotel for Families in Fira: Aria Suites
- Best Hotel for Families in Firostefani: Tsitouras Collection
- Best Hotel for Families in Imerovigli: Andronis Concept Wellness Resort
- Best Hotel for Families in Oia: Andronis Arcadia
- Ampelonas Apartments in Imerovigli is a great mid-range hotel for multiple families traveling together.
- Santorini Family Beach Resorts: Bellonias Villas • Santorini Kastelli Resort
- Best Cheap Hotels in Santorini for Families: San Giorgio Villas (Fira) • Merovigliosso Apartments (Imerovigli) • Costa Marina Traditional Villa (Oia)
- Best Villa for Families in Santorini: Oia Mansion – 4 bedrooms, full kitchen, huge private patio with sunset views and hot tub
The 32 Best Hotels for Families in Santorini
- Click the hotel name to check prices on Booking.com – my favorite website for booking hotels. Book 6 to 10 months in advance for the best rooms and rates.
1. Aria Suites and Villas – Fira
Hotel phone: +30 22860 28650
Great location a short walk from central Fira but down a quiet lane away from the crowds. Nice pool and views of the caldera. The Carmen and Norma Suites comfortably sleep a familes of 5 with 2 bedrooms. The Fidelio Villa is the largest onsite with 2 bedrooms (1 is a loft) and 2 sofa beds, for up to 6 guests; villas add private heated plunge pools and are located a short walk from the hotel and main pool.
2. Andronis Concept Wellness Resort – Imerovigli
Hotel phone: +30 22860 36767
Family-centric, luxury hotel offering spacious suites and villas, all with private heated plunge pools, plus 3 larger shared pools (2 are heated). Family perks include kids’ yoga and spa treatments, tennis, cooking classes, and kids’ amenities in the suites and at the pool. The restaurant menu is overseen by a nutritionist and offers healthy, delicious options all day with many ingredients grown on site.
3. Tsitouras Collection – Firostefani
Hotel phone: +30 22680 23747
Small, luxury hotel with an infinity pool, complimentary a la carte breakfasts, fewer stairs than neighborhing properties, and sweeping caldera views over the volcanoes. Spacious 1 and 2-bedroom suites sleep up to 5 guests; the 3-bedroom villa sleeps 6 with a full kitchen and a private pool. Great food and drinks are available all day, made with careful consideration of special diets or food allergies. Free arrival and departure transfers. Located a 3-minute walk to the Firostefani bus stop and great restaurants.
4. Astra Suites – Imerovigli
Hotel phone: +30 22860 24763
One of the best luxury hotels on Santorini, with a beautiful pool and incredible sunset caldera views. The hotel is mostly adults-only, though older children are allowed in The Family Suite and the Astra Private Villa (500 meters from the main hotel). Both the suite and the villa offer 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes, and private outdoor jacuzzis; the Astra Private Villa has its own pool.
5. Katikies Garden – Fira
Hotel phone: +30 22864 40900
The only 5-star hotel in Fira, Katikies Garden offers an infinity pool, spa, and gourmet Mediterranean restaurant (kids menu available) set in an 11th century Venetian monastery. Kids’ amenities include pool toys, babysitting, and a special turndown service. Spacious suites all come with private jacuzzis or pools, some add private gardens, and half have sunrise sea views (not facing the caldera).
6. Andronis Arcadia – Oia
Hotel phone: +30 22860-27392
Luxurious hotel with family-sized suites and enormous villas for up to 12 guests, all boasting private, heated pools and sunset sea views (not the caldera). The largest villa has 6 bedrooms and 2 private pools. Facilities and amenities include a sea view infinity pool, 2 restaurants, and free daily yoga, hikes, and personal training. Great location in Oia, walking distance to dining and sights, but removed from the busy core and quiet at night.
7. Bellonias Villas – Kamari Beach
Hotel phone: +30 22860 31138
Beachfront boutique hotel with a pool, jacuzzi, and beach club. Apartment Suites are best for families, sleeping up to 5 with a separate bedroom, kitchenette, and private terrace. Construction is mostly flat and easy to navigate with a stroller. The hotel’s beach area is next to the lifeguard stand, and the beach club offers free SUP for guests. Near several good restaurants, the boat to Perissa Beach, and the outdoor movie theater.
8. Celestia Grand – Mesaria/South Fira
Hotel phone: +30 22860 25900
Luxurious villa collection, each unit with kitchenettes, spacious terraces, private heated pools, and sunset caldera views. All villas have indoor jacuzzi tubs, some add outdoor hot tubs, the largest have 2 bedrooms and 2 floots. Perks include airport and port transfer, an all-day shuttle to Fira, and daily breakfast delivery.
9. Tholos Resort – Imerovigli
Hotel phone: +30 22860 22618
All-suite hotel in the caldera with a pool, gorgeous sunset views, a creative Mediterranean restaurant, and a la carte breakfast delivered daily to each suite. 1 and 2-bedroom suites and the villa accommodate 4 to 5 guests, with kitchenettes and private, outdoor jacuzzis; the villa adds an indoor swimming pool. Located in Imerovigli near Skaros Rock and outstanding restaurants.
10. Rocabella Santorini – Imerovigli
Hotel phone: +30 22861 10000
Dreamy hotel on the caldera with 3 pools (1 heated), a Mediterranean restaurant, and a spa. Rooms, lofts, and suites sleep families of 4 to 6, most with private, heated pools or jacuzzis on their terraces. Family perks include kids menus in the restaurant, all-day room service, and babysitting. Rocabella sits in a quiet location north of Imerovigli village; a free shuttle to Fira is offered from June through September.
11. Canaves Oia Epitome – Oia
Hotel phone: +30 22860 72499
For ages 6 and older (though this policy is somewhat flexible). This all-suite and villa hotel features a sea view infinity pool, 2 modern Greek and Mediterranean restaurants, and daily champagne breakfast. 1 and 2-bedroom villas sleep families of 3 to 5, all with private, heated pools and terraces with sunrise and sunset sea views (not of the caldera). Excellent location in Oia, walking distance to dining, shopping, and attractions, yet still very quiet.
12. Athina Luxury Suites – Fira
Hotel phone: +30 22860 24910
One of only a handful of family-friendly hotels on the caldera’s edge, Athina boasts sunset views over the volcanoes and an excellent location just steps from the island’s best restaurants and attractions. This boutique hotel offers babysitting service and has several suites large enough to sleep families of 4 to 6. The infinity pool overlooks the caldera and boasts a new swim-up bar. Excellent restaurant, attention to detail, and friendly owners and staff.
13. Elysian Santorini – Finikia
Hotel phone: +30 22860 71434
Spacious 1- and 2-bedroom luxury villas, each with a private pool or jacuzzi and sunset views over the Aegean Sea (not the caldera). The hotel is designed like a village, with winding paths and gardens between the buildings, plus one of the largest infinity pools on the island. The location in the traditional village Finkia is incredibly peaceful: removed from the crowds, yet still accessible to the caldera sunsets, fine dining, and shopping of Oia.
14. Dreams Luxury Suites – Imerovigli
Hotel phone: +30 22860 28787
Cheery boutique hotel with large suites for up to 5 guests. All suites have kitchenettes, outdoor jacuzzis, and private terraces with expansive caldera views; most have private, heated pools. A la carte, champagne breakfast is served to each suite daily. Located in a quiet area at the south end of Imerovigli, just a 10-minute walk to the heart of the village and a 5-minute walk to neighboring Firostefani for more dining options.
15. Santorini Princess Presidential Suites – Akrotiri
Hotel phone: +30 22860 85150
4 lavish 3-bedroom/3-bathroom villas, all with heated private pools and outdoor jacuzzis, lawns and gardens, private gyms, parking spaces, and panoramic sunset views over the caldera and volcanoes. Services include daily breakfast delivery, daily maid service, and a 24 hour staff. A recent renovation has added a full-service spa, community pool, kids’ pool, restaurant, and bar.
16. Vedema Resort – Megalochori
Hotel phone: +30 22860 81796
Family friendly, five-star resort with spacious suites, a fantastic restaurant, and a pool in the heart of Santorini’s wine country. Vedema Resort offers 1- and 2-bedroom suites and 3-bedroom villas interspersed with gardens, which create much more privacy than you’ll find in any caldera hotel. Located within the traditional village Megalochori, there are several restaurants and wine tasting rooms nearby, plus Vedema offers free transportation to Fira and Perivolos Beach.
17. Santorini Kastelli Resort – Kamari Beach
Hotel phone: +30 22860 31530
Luxury resort with 7 pools (4 for all guests and 3 semi-private), a holistic spa, vineyard, and fitness center. Their Suites sleep up to 4 guests and can be 1-bedroom or loft style with a queen-sized bed and 2 single-sized sofa beds in the living area. Located in Kamari, less than 500 meters from the beach and a short walk to the open-air cinema.
18. Ikastikies Elegant Suites – Firostefani
Hotel phone: +30 22860 23881
Cozy boutique hotel with cave-style architecture and breathtaking caldera views. A couple of the hotel’s suites offer kitchenettes, 2 bedrooms, and sleep families of 4. The Rosa Suite is a loft with the bedrooms on separate floors, while the Spilia Suite is all on one level and adds a second bathroom and private pool. Breakfast is served to each suite daily. Great location in Firostefani, near blue-domed churches, great restaurants, and just a 10-minute walk to the capital Fira.
19. Strogili – Oia
Hotel phone: +30 22860 71125
Charming hotel offering a large pool and sweeping caldera views in a quiet area near the heart of Oia. Cave Houses and Villas offer large private terraces and sleep up to 5, while One Bedroom Villas with Hot Tubs sleep up to 4. Located at the east end of Oia, near several cafes and restaurants, about a 4-minute walk to the pedestrian-only path and about a 10-minute walk to the heart of the village.
20. Galaxy Suites – Imerovigli
Hotel phone: +30 22860 22753
Luxury boutique hotel with 2 pools, a fantastic restaurant, and direct sunset caldera views throughout the property. The hotel offers 2 spacious villas for up to 6 guests, each with 150 sqm of living space, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a private pool, and indoor jacuzzi. Its restaurant and pool club at is among the very best in Santorini.
21. Zoe Aegeas Traditional Houses – Oia
Hotel phone: +30 22860 71466
Charming, cave-style hotel with caldera views near the Byzantine castle ruins. This affordable hotel offers spacious houses and a private villa, all of which include kitchenettes, terraces with panoramic sunset views; the largest sleeps up to 6 guests. A simple breakfast is provided daily with homemade cakes, bread, and espresso prepared by the owners, a welcoming Greek couple.
22. Kalestesia Suites – Akrotiri
Hotel phone: +30 22860 85097
Wonderful hotel with a pool, game room, and spa. The split level Deluxe Family Suites are the largest, with a queen-sized bed on 1 floor and 2 singles on the other, plus a sofa bed in the living room, a kitchenette, and a private terrace with caldera views. The Luxury Suite is smaller but with a similar configuration and a private, rooftop jacuzzi. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and their pool bar and restaurant offer a great selection of kid-friendly favorites, like pizza.
23. Santorini Mansion – Imerovigli
Hotel phone: +30 22860 27076
Tiny hotel (just 3 suites) with incredible caldera views. All suites include kitchenettes (fully equipped and stocked with essentials) and both indoor and outdoor heated jacuzzis. The Cave House and Superior Apartment (Loft) comfortably sleep 4 to 5 guests. Fantastic walkable location in Imerovigli village near several wonderful restaurants and the hiking trail to Skaros Rock.
24. Tamarix Del Mar Suites – Kamari Beach
Hotel phone: +30 22860 34173
Mid-range hotel with a large outdoor pool and attached kids’ pool, a small indoor heated pool in the spa, a playground, and babysitting on request. Almost all suites and apartments sleep 4 to 5 guests, though the split levels (maisonettes) are the most spacious and comfortable for families. All units include kitchenettes and a few add private, outdoor jacuzzis. The poolside restaurant offers daily lunch and a complimentary, American breakfast buffet. Just a 2-minute walk to Kamari Beach, several restaurants, and beach clubs.
25. Gabbiano Apartments – Oia
Hotel phone: +30 22860 72107
Just 3 apartments here, all with fully-equipped kitchenettes, private outdoor jacuzzis, stellar caldera views, and highly personalized service. Guests have the option of adding breakfast to their stays or booking the apartments only. The location is within an easy walk of the center of Oia and all of its dining, shopping, and best-loved attractions.
26. Aqua Blue Hotel – Perissa Beach
Hotel phone: +30 22860 85015
Beachfront hotel with 2 pools and a kids’ pool, a serviced beach area, and a Mediterranean restaurant. A few room types sleep up to 4, but the Maisonettes (lofts) are best, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchenette. Aqua Blue is one of only a handful of wheelchair accessible hotels in Santorini, and the staff is super helpful and ready to assist. Convenient location on Perissa Beach with many places to eat and drink within a short walk.
27. Kamares Apartments – Fira
Hotel phone: +30 22860 28110
Wonderful, cave-style apartments with kitchenettes, stunning caldera views over the volcano, and large terraces, most with private jacuzzis. The Deluxe Apartment is the largest, sleeping up to 4 guests. A complimentary, a la carte breakfast is served to each apartment daily. Located in a quiet corner of Fira, yet only a 4-minute walk from the heart of the village.
28. Costa Marina Traditional Villa –Fira
Hotel phone: +30 22860 28923
Affordable, family-owned hotel surrounded by lush gardens a short walk from the heart of Fira, but removed from the crowds. The Quadruple Rooms comfortably sleep 4 guests with a queen bed on the main floor and 2 single beds in the loft. The space is cozy but well-organized for efficient use of space. Service is warm and attentive.
29. Santellini Hotel – Kamari Beach
Hotel phone: +30 22860 28866
Cheerful hotel with a pool just a short walk from family-friendly Kamari Beach, the open air cinema, plenty of dining, and water sports. This mid-range/budget hotel offers 5 Maisonettes with pool views, each with a queen bed in the loft and 2 single sofa beds on the main floor. A homemade breakfast buffet is included in the room rate, plus they have an all-day pool bar serving drinks and light meals.
30. Merovigliosso Apartments – Imerovigli
Hotel phone: +30 22860 25950
The best budget hotel for families in Imerovigli, boasting a great location, a small pool, and partial caldera views. 1-bedroom Deluxe and Luxury Apartments sleep up to 4 with 1 queen bed and 2 sofa beds, a jetted bathtub, and kitchenettes. A continental breakfast is delivered daily to each apartment’s private balcony. Just steps from great restaurants and the bus stop.
31. Anemomilos Hotel Apartments – Oia
Hotel phone: +30 22860 71410
The best value hotel for families in Oia. There’s a nice pool with a large deck and sun chairs. Shops and restaurants are a 5-minute walk away. There is a 1-bedroom with hot tub and caldera views and the 1-bedroom with sea view (facing the opposite way of the caldera) is a great deal if you’re looking for something cheaper.
32. San Giorgio Villas – Fira
Hotel phone: +30 22860 23516
Family-owned, budget hotel with a pool on a quiet side street in Fira, just a 5-minute walk to the caldera, dining, attractions, and the bus station. The cheapest hotel with quality family rooms in Fira, San Giorgio offers triple and quadruple rooms, with the deluxe and superior categories recently renovated. For stays of 3 nights or more, they offer complimentary port or airport transfers.
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